Conversations With Kids: Empathy

Conversations with Kids - Week 2

For parents and guardians where we give you prompts so that you can have more meaningful conversations with your children to help them build key characteristics such as mental toughness, resilience, confidence, creativity, focus and so on.  

A Question for your Kids

If your best friend had played a big match or competition and they made a big mistake, which cost them or their team the match or competition what would you say to them?

Conversations with kids best friend


  • Empathy
  • Self Talk

Directions for Parents:

Talk about how their friend may have viewed the big match or competition beforehand.  How much time and practice they may have put into it beforehand.  How disappointed they may be feeling and how hard they might be on themselves.

Ideas for Kids:

  1. How is your friend feeling after making the mistake?
  2. How can you help your friend feel better?
  3. Have you ever made a mistake, how did you feel and what did you say to yourself?

If you would like to share your experiences as a sports parent or get insights regarding kids sport psychology, you may also wish to join David in The Sport Psychology Hub.

David Charlton Sports Psychologist

Best Wishes 

David Charlton

Online Sports Psychologist for Kids who supports many youngsters and sports parents so that they have more fun and get the most from their talent across the globe from USA/Canada to Great Britain and Ireland to UAE, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, using ONLINE Video Conferencing.    

Managing Director – Inspiring Sporting Excellence

Host of Demystifying Mental Toughness Podcast

Founder of The Sports Psychology Hub.  

With over a decades’ experience supporting athletes, coaches, parents and teams to transfer their skills from training to competitive situations, under pressure.

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